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Homework – Due
Part I – Read & Take Notes: Helen McClure, “‘Who Dares to Style This Female a Woman?’: Lynching, Gender, and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. West.” In Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South, edited by Michael J. Pfeifer, 21–53. University of Illinois Press, 2013.
Part II – Discussion Questions: Be prepared to engage in a discussion of the article by considering the following:
1. What are the various identities of the victims of lynchings in McClure’s article?
2. What is McClure’s main argument and how does she support it?
3. What is your perspective?
Part I – Lecture: “Maidens, Mammys, Eves & Jezebels: The Racial & Gender Mythologies Undergirding Sexual Subjugation.”
Part II – Breakout Group Writing Reflection & Discussion: What was the main point of the article and lecture? What is your perspective? Each group will write down some of the main points expressed in their discussion to share to the full class discussion and to submit to the professor.